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Book Review-Dead Men Don't (Black Ops Chronicles)-Pepper O'Neal

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


I did not know what to expect when I started reading this book. I was pleasantly surprised. It is not often that Black Op tough guys actually have hearts of gold--or that spoiled little rich girls have backbones of steel! I really can't say any more wothout giving away the plot so I won't. This was actually number 2 in a 3 series book. Yes, it can be read as a stand alone but I have a feeling that I will be getting books 1 and 3!!

About the Book: from Amazon)

A strange man has come to save her...but is he friend or foe?

Anderson Merritt’s been kidnapped, but when a stranger comes to rescue her, she isn’t sure he is who he says he is. He claims to work her father’s boss. But someone close to Andi set her up, and now she doesn’t know who to trust. Every man she’s ever known has seen her only as a tool to get to her father or his money, so why should this one be any different? As the sparks between them ignite, and the danger escalates, Andi has to choose—go off on her own, or trust that some men really are what they seem.


He doesn’t want to hurt her…but he may have to if she doesn’t come willingly.

Ex-CIA black ops specialist Levi Komakov doesn’t believe in hurting women, but when the place is set to blow and Andi won’t cooperate, he has no choice to but toss her over his shoulder and carry her out of danger, determined to keep her safe in spite of herself. But the beautiful little spitfire doesn’t make it easy for him. With her abductors seemingly always one step ahead of him, Levi suspects there’s a rat in the woodpile, but who? Could it be someone close to Andi’s father, someone in the FBI, or someone in the family Levi works for? When a new threat appears, and even the CIA can’t help him keep Andi safe, Levi puts everything on the line—but will it be enough?


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About the Author: (from Amazon)


Award-winning author, Pepper O'Neal is a researcher, a writer, and an adrenalin junkie. She has a doctorate in education and spent several years in Mexico and the Caribbean working as researcher for an educational resource firm based out of Mexico City. During that time, she met and befriended many adventurers like herself, including former CIA officers and members of organized crime. Her fiction is heavily influenced by the stories they shared with her, as well her own experiences abroad.

O'Neal loves a good romance but that feels todays' readers deserve more than just the same old love story. So O'Neal writes Romance on the Edge of Your Seat--romantic thrillers with pulse-pumping action, mind-numbing suspense, and heart-warming true love. She attributes both her love of adventure and her compulsion to write fiction to her Irish and Cherokee ancestors.

When she's not at her computer, O'Neal spends her time talking long walks in the forests near her home or playing with her three cats. And of course, planning the next adventure.

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29 comments :

Chubskulit Rose said...

The good thing about series is, you can't wait to finish the one you're reading so you can read the next one. Sounds interesting.

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I like when a series can also be read as a stand alone. I don't always find the time to read, let alone a series.

Patricia said...

This book sounds like it has a lot of twists that will keep me in suspense.

Sherri Stotler said...

Sounds interesting, thanks for the post!

Masshole Mommy said...

Sounds like a book that I wouldn't be able to put down! I will have to check it out.

jaime said...

I like that the book can stand alone from the others. I'll have to check out the first one, though. I'm a sucker for a decent series.

Growing Up Madison said...

While I don't really do books out of series I would say that this might be one I can, but I'm sure I'll probably get 1 to start it off if I'm getting it. It does sound rather interesting.

Angela McKinney said...

You get some great books to review. I am wanting to read most of the ones you have reviewed lately. This again looks like another good read!

Theresa Mahoney said...

Sounds very fast paced. Toss in a little romance and it sounds thrilling!

bxcrochet said...

This one sounds like a great read. The characters both sound like they would keep my nose in the book.

Crystal said...

The characters sounds like they are really well thought out. I love that there's a paradox. Can't wait to read it.

kristi dominguez said...

Oh wow! Sounds like such a captivating read!

Maria said...

I love a good series! This sounds like something I would enjoy especially with getting book one and knowing there are additional books. It sounds like a winner!

Erica S (EricasRecipes.com) said...

I love spy novels! Always have, so I love that twist to this story.

Daisy B said...

This sounds like an awesome book for me to get into! I need something good to stay inside and read during this cold weather!

Jen Schneider said...

I am working on my PhD in education, and I think it is awesome that the author has hers and writes novels too!

Amanda McMahon said...

I like to get a whole series - some stories end too soon!

Housewife Eclectic said...

This sounds like such a great read!

Susan said...

Sounds like a book my niece would love. I will pass this along. Thanks for your review!

Lynndee said...

The last series that I've read was the Twilight Saga and there was this excitement of reading the next book. Seems like I will have the same excitement with this series.

Frugal and Fun Mom said...

Sounds exciting and romantic. I need to find a good book to read and this sounds really good.

Mistee Dawn said...

Sounds like a really good book. I need some new books to read this winter.

Liz Mays said...

Another great suggestion. It sounds quite suspenseful!

Chrystal Mahan said...

I find that sometimes kidnap stories can terrible or really good. This one sounds like it could be good.

Debi Wayland said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks for sharing your write up on it.

JaimeLovesStuff said...

This sounds like a book that will keep me up all night!

Amanda Kee said...

I love reading and have been trying to get back into it myself. This books sounds like something I would truly enjoy! I am going to have to look into it! =)

Maddi'sMommy said...

Awe I love these suspenseful romances! This is definitely going on my reading list.

Melissa Vera said...

I love it when a book is part of a series. It gets more invested into the characters.

 
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